After Oleksandr Usyk defeating Anthony Joshua last weekend, Tyson Fury announced that he would come back to fight the Ukrainian, despite having previously retired.
It seems the Gypsy King is very motivated to fight Usyk, who he has never before faced, and put his record of 32 wins and one draw from 33 fights on the line.
Fury is confident about this potential bout, given his record and his size advantage.
“I’m sure I’ll smash him in four rounds, because the Gypsy King said so,” he recently said in an Instagram post.
Will Tyson Fury fight Oleksandr Usyk and when?
After Usyk retained his WBO, WBA and IBF belts, plus Fury‘s vacated Ring Magazine belt, it was inevitable that these two boxers would fight each other in the near future.
Fury had set a September 1 deadline for the fight being agreed, which is fast approaching, but it does seem like there is progress.
There is now talk of the pair meeting in February of 2023, potentially on Super Bowl weekend.
As for where it would be held, Saudi Arabia has been mentioned after hosting Usyk vs Joshua, but there are other options too, such as Las Vegas, the UK, Qatar or the UAE.
“You may have seen reports this week that the Saudis want to host it in December, but don’t hold your breath on that,” ESPN’s Mark Kriegel reported this week, providing an update.
“It’s highly unlikely, according to Bob Arum and others I spoke to.
“the likely date now is February, Super Bowl weekend, or maybe the week after.
“It’ll probably be in the Middle East, but not necessarily in Saudi Arabia. Remember, there’s also Abu Dhabi. It could be a player or Qatar could be a player.
“There’s still an outside shot that the UK gets it.”